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P 1320 Website Accessibility

The District is committed to providing accessibility of its website for students, parents, and members of the community with disabilities by meeting or exceeding the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended in 1998. Section 508 is a federal law that requires agencies to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to electronic information and data comparable to those who do not have disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency.

Information on the District’s website will provide access either through modification of its website in conformance of the W3C WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) or by providing the same information in a modality addressing an individual’s disability.  Students, parents and members of the community who have questions about the accessibility of content used, and/or would like to report barriers to accessing the District’s website, please contact the District’s Superintendent Ethan Sickels at esickels@rockport.k12.mo.us or call 660-744-6298 with detailed information on the location of the page or document you are attempting to access so we can make it accessible. Please include your name, email address and phone number so that we may contact you to provide the information in another format.

Website Accessibility

With regard to the District website and any official District web presence which is developed by, maintained by, or offered through third party vendors and open sources, the District is committed to compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and Title II so that students, parents and members of the public with disabilities are able to independently acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same benefits and services within the same timeframe as those without disabilities, with substantially equivalent ease of use; and that they are not excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in any District programs, services, and activities delivered online.

The District shall appoint an administrator(s) who will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating new material that is published by school staff and uploaded to the website for accessibility on a periodic basis. The designated responsible personnel or 3rd party, will be responsible for reviewing all areas of the District’s website and evaluating its accessibility on a periodic basis, and at least once per quarter. Any non-conforming webpages will be corrected in a timely manner.

Website Accessibility Concerns, Complaints and Grievances

A student, parent or member of the public who wishes to submit a complaint or grievance regarding a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 or Title II related to the accessibility of any official District web presence that is developed by, maintained by, or offered through the District, third party vendors and/or open sources may make complaints directly to at or call . The initial complaint or grievance should be made utilizing the procedures set forth in Policy/Regulation 1300 - Prohibition Against Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation. When receives the information, they shall immediately inform the designated District official.

Whether or not a formal complaint or grievance is made, once the District has been notified of inaccessible content, effective communication shall be provided as soon as possible to the reporting party to provide access to the information in a modality specific to the individual’s disability condition.

A record of each complaint and grievance made pursuant to this Policy shall be maintained at the District office. The record shall include a copy of the complaint or grievance filed, report of findings from the investigation, and the disposition of the matter.


Board Approved Date: July 2018